Robert Pattinson: The Lone English Bloke Who Doesn't Know a One Direction Song

The subject of boy bands is near and dear to our hearts here at Popdust, but it looks like we're not the only ones who dream about dropping everything and joining a monochromatic, same-sex song and dance troupe, or running off with one. Robert Pattinson's been through rounds of Twilight press over four years of the cinematic saga, which means he's no stranger to questions that veer away from the grooming practices of the undead. While he had to think about whether or not he'd sign up for another film adaptation of a popular novel that panders to horny housewives and preteens (ahem, 50 Shades of Grey), words came easy as far as boy bands are concerned. "Westlife, definitely," Pattinson explained when asked if he'd rather join the aforementioned ballad-loving Irish boy band, or One Direction. A tough call, we know, and only slightly more difficult than choosing between Westlife and Take That in our Boy Band Song Tournament.

"Westlife are one of my favorite bands," Bobby P. continued. "I actually don’t know any songs that One Direction have done. I’ve just seen pictures of them." Really? How is that possible? Doesn't Queen Elizabeth keep a close watch on all emerging heartthrobs from the U.K. and invite them to a party where they can discuss their hotness? If she doesn't, she should.

Surely this is a disappointment to all those superfans who slave over One Direction-Twilight fan fiction. Lest you want them to get in another Twitter spat, we recommend the boys of 1D simply send R. Pattz a gratis copy of Take Me Home and let the emotions simmer. Who knows? Maybe he'll want to star in Swoop: The Harry Styles Story in 2013. K. Stew can play Louis.

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